A clip of Yulia Efimova keeping her core strength up outside the pool has been viewed more than 10 million times on social media.
While people in quarantine are searching for various ways to stay fit during the national lockdown, Olympian swimmer Yulia Efimova took it upon herself to do one of the craziest workouts.
Efimova did what some are calling a ‘waterless swimming’ and subsequently went viral on social media.
A clip of the Russian swimmer keeping her core strength up outside the pool has been viewed more than 10 million times on social media.
According to the New York Post, the three-time Olympic medalist uploaded a video to Instagram earlier this month of her mimicking swimming strokes while on a kitchen countertop. Her legs are on the island while everything from the top of her thighs up is suspended in the air as she alternates among freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and even backstroke.
Someone can be seen in the clip holding on to Efimova’s feet so she doesn’t fall off.
Efimova is a controversial figure in swimming, having served a 16-month ban across 2014 to 2015 because of a positive drug test for a banned steroid. Swimming’s governing body FINA was also heavily criticized in 2016 when it lifted her provisional ban after she also tested positive for meldonium, allowing her to compete in the Rio Olympics.
Her spot in the Tokyo Games, now scheduled for 2021, remains in question.
It turns out there are a couple of exercises easily accessible on the internet which you can do in the comfort of your own home. That’s why we compiled a list of the ‘best home workouts brought to you by the pros’ that you can do almost anywhere. It looks like yoga, fast walking, pilates, cardio and strength training are among the most popular on the internet.
Also read: Six home workouts to try during the national lockdown